K2M Announces Global Expansion of Rail 4D™ Technology at 2012 NASS
K2M Announces Global Expansion of Rail 4D™ Technology at 2012 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting
First debuted this summer at the 19th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), K2M is continuing to introduce Rail throughout Europe, most recently in Denmark, Germany and Holland. The technology has already been introduced in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, and the United States.
“The European expansion of Rail 4D Technology signals the rapid uptake of this technology and marks another important milestone for the K2M global strategy,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s President and CEO. “Establishing a strong European presence with this unique technology is critical to our commitment to offering the best solutions for physicians and patients around the world.”
Inspired by structural I-beam geometry, the uniquely shaped and proprietary Rail is an alternative to the traditional round spinal rods offered with other products. The Rail provides enhanced structural rigidity, while maintaining a lower-profile than set screw based systems. As compared to a standard 5.5 mm Cobalt Chrome rod, the company’s 5.5 mm Cobalt Chrome Rail is 210 percent stronger in flexion-extension and 46 percent stronger in lateral bending. This technology is exclusive to K2M, as it has been designed to complement the company’s existing MESA® Locking and Cricket® Reduction Technologies.
“Rail provides the surgeon the ability - in conjunction with state-of-the-
Due to the beam-like shape, reducing the Rail Cricket devices will inherently result in rotation of the vertebral bodies as they are pulled up to the Rail. The design offers fixation options for surgeons by helping to apply forces during axial correction of difficult spinal curvatures. It has the potential to reduce intraoperative rod “flattening”
For more information, K2M will be located at NASS booth #1100.
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K2M, Inc. is the largest privately held spinal device company in the world focused on the research, development, and commercilization of innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures. The company is recognized as a global leader in providing unique technologies for the treatment of deformity, degenerative, trauma, and tumor spinal patients. K2M’s product development pipeline includes: spinal stabilization systems, minimally invasive systems, biologics, and other advancing technologies, such as motion preservation, annular repair, and nucleus replacement. Additional information is available online at www.K2M.com.
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